This southern U.S. tour is a must for music buffs, as it explores some of the locations that played a critical role in the evolution of American music. Your vacation includes two nights each in three of Tennessee’s great cities: Memphis, dubbed the “birthplace of rock ’n’ roll;” Nashville, famous for country music; and Gatlinburg, a mountain resort destination. You’ll also overnight in Asheville, North Carolina, and two of Kentucky’s famous cities—Louisville and Lexington.Begin your vacation in Memphis with visits to the Rock ’n’ Soul Museum and Elvis Presley’s Graceland. During your time in Memphis, participate in events celebrating the life of Elvis during the 40-year anniversary of his death. In Nashville, “Music City U.S.A.,” your sightseeing tour includes visits to the Country Music Hall of Fame and legendary RCA Studio B, once a recording home of Elvis Presley. This special experience arranged by Globus even lets you make a recording to take home with you! While in Nashville, you’ll stay at the world-famous Opryland, where you’ll experience the grandeur of the South with hospitality at its finest. You’ll also enjoy reserved seats to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry along with a backstage tour after the show—another out-of-the-ordinary adventure offered by Globus! Other highlights of this southern U.S. tour include Dollywood, an 88-acre theme park inspired by Dolly Parton; Great Smoky Mountain National Park, America’s most visited national park; and behind-the-scenes visits to Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, and a local horse farm in Lexington—yet more hidden gems offered by Globus. In Asheville, visit George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in America. All of this and more await you on this marvelous southern U.S. vacation highlighting the sights and sounds of the South.
MEMPHIS Sightseeing tour; visit Graceland and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum; attend the candlelight vigil at GracelandNASHVILLE [LF] Backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry; [LF] visit RCA Studio B and record your own hit; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Country Music Hall of Fame; reserved seats at Grand Ole Opry showHODGENVILLE Abraham Lincoln’s birthplaceBARDSTOWN Visit My Old Kentucky Home State Park and Heaven Hill Whiskey DistilleryLOUISVILLE [LF] Experience the “backstretch” area at Churchill Downs; visit Kentucky Derby MuseumLEXINGTON[LF] Behind-the-scenes Kentucky Horse Farm visitGATLINBURG Orientation tour; [LF] moonshine tasting DOLLYWOOD Explore the parkGREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Orientation tourASHEVILLE Tour Biltmore Estate; farewell dinner
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 3 three-course dinners including a special farewell dinner in Asheville
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.